Musicians On Call (MOC), a groundbreaking nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in hospitals across the country, continued its celebration of the 10th Anniversary in Nashville by teaming up with Warner Music Nashville to launch its Bedside Performance Program at its 10th Hospital in Nashville at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center hosted the celebration featuring performances from Warner Music Nashville recording artists Michael Ray and Ryan Kinder. Warner Music Nashville COO, Matt Signore, and SVP Artist Development, Shane Tarleton, were on hand to show their support of Musicians On Call’s 10th Anniversary by presenting a check for $10,000 to support the new program. Following the program, Michael Ray and Ryan Kinder performed the first Bedside Performance Program within the new orthopedic patient unit, where Michael Ray suprised patients with acoustic renditions of his hits “Kiss You In The Morning” and “Think a Little Less” and Ryan Kinder performed “Still Believe in Crazy Love” and “Close.” In addition to the support of the 10th Hospital Launch, Warner Music Nashville employees embarked on a volunteer initiative throughout the day where they volunteered at Musicians On Call programs throughout Nashville.
The new Bedside Performance Program takes place at TriStar Centennial Nashville’s brand new orthopedic patient unit, which held its formal ribbon cutting on Monday. The 7th floor orthopedic unit, where the Warner Music Artist visited, is phase 1 of a $98 million-dollar campus expansion and modernization project and includes 29 patient rooms. The multi-phase project is scheduled to be fully completed in the Summer 2018. This program marks the third Bedside Performance Program MOC will have within the HCA system, where they have already played for nearly 10,000 patients, families and caregivers since 2013 at TriStar Centennial Medical Center Women’s and Children’s Hospitals and Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at TriStar Centennial. Musicians On Call’s other hospital partners include Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville Community Care & Rehabilitation at Bordeaux, VA Tennessee Valley Health Care System (Nashville and Murfreesboro Campuses), Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, and Alive Hospice.
“Today was a perfect TEN! It’s the 10th anniversary of Musicians on Call in Nashville, we helped launch its 10th program and we are beyond thrilled to donate $10,000 to such a wonderful cause,” said Shane Tarleton, SVP Artist Development. “To celebrate this milestone, our staff is volunteering across all the MOC programs today alongside two of our artists, Michael Ray and Ryan Kinder. Sharing the healing power of music is a priority for all of us here at Warner Music Nashville.”
“Warner Music Nashville have embraced our efforts to deliver the healing power of music and we’re thrilled to have their support in today’s big milestone of our 10th Hospital Launch in Nashville,” said Pete Griffin, Musicians On Call President. “It’s a special milestone to cap off our 10th Anniversary in Nashville, where our Musicians On Call volunteers have performed for over 130,000 patients, families and caregivers.”
Musicians On Call will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 26th with a sold-out star-studded event at City Winery, presented by National Geographic, featuring a special performance from Lady Antebellum. Fans can support Musicians On Call’s 10th Anniversary in Nashville by bidding on exclusive auction items at www.musiciansoncall.org/nash10th.
Musicians On Call (MOC) was founded in 1999 with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities ranging from children’s hospitals to adult facilities, VA hospitals and hospices. To date, its volunteers have played for over 600,000 patients, families and caregivers across the country. By delivering live, in-room performances to patients undergoing treatment or unable to leave their beds, they add a dose of joy to life in a healthcare facility. MOC supporters over the years include Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Antebellum, Justin Timberlake, Ed Sheeran, Reba, Gavin DeGraw, Darius Rucker, Pharrell, Amos Lee, Nick Jonas, Rachel Platten and many more. For more information, visit www.musiciansoncall.org.
About Warner Music Nashville
Warner Music Nashville was created in 2009 with the goal of expanding the presence of WMG and its family of labels has had in the Nashville music community for more than 60 years. Under the leadership of Chairman & CEO, John Esposito, the division is home to Warner Bros. Nashville, Atlantic Nashville, Elektra Nashville and the LoudMouth comedy label.